Agency News

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“Treasures” of the Ottawa Jewish Archives celebrate identity, culture

Archives provide evidence of activities and tell us more about individuals and institutions, they tell us the stories that make us who we are. They increase our sense of identity and understanding of our culture.

It’s because of that idea that more than 50 people tuned in for the Ottawa J…

87th annual AGM focuses on community, and an optimistic future

Enjoy videos of appreciation from award winners

The Jewish Federation of Ottawa’s 87th Annual General Meeting, held last week, was a time of celebration, acknowledging the last 15 months of challenges and the great work done by so many in the community.

Outgoing Chair Michael Polowin del…

Bite-size acts of kindness for first-ever Mitzvah Days of Summer

If you’ve been in the Ottawa Jewish community for a while, you know about the big Mitzvah Day usually held in February. With the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, that wasn’t possible this year — so the Jewish Federation of Ottawa has come up with a new version of the day to engage famil…

OJCF 50th annual general meeting

After a year like no other, the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation held their 50th annual general meeting last week, celebrating five decades of success, announcing grant and scholarship recipients, as well as looking back at past chairs — and of course, looking ahead to the future.

The v…

Virtual fitness classes filled a gap during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns

Last March, faced with a two-week shutdown of fitness classes at the Soloway JCC, Carla Gencher just wanted to make sure her members were looked after — and that they could stay healthy in both body and mind.

“At first we decided we wouldn’t do Zoom classes … we figured it would be …